Boston manhunt spreads to Connecticut
UPDATE, Friday, 2:30 p.m: Massachusetts State Police said they are not still looking for the suspect’s vehicle, described as a Green Honda Civic.
Connecticut State Police had posted that they were looking for a 1999 Green Honda Civic, with Massachusetts plates and license number 116GC7. Mass. State Police just said the search has been recalled, posting on Twitter: “We apologize for the confusion. Wrong model of Honda. Suspects were in Civic, not CRV. Sorry, it has been a fast-moving day.”
The FBI on Friday released a photo of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, previously identified as Suspect 2 in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation. Tsarnaev’s brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed in a shootout with police in Watertown, Mass., a Boston suburb, on Thursday night.
The FBI is encouraging individuals and families who were directly impacted by the bombings to contact the FBI Victim Assistance Call Center at 1-800-331-0075 to provide their information. Victims will be put in contact with the FBI Office for Victim Assistance.
New Haven Line train service was delayed for nearly an hour Friday morning, April 19, as police investigated a possible link to the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. But they are running again, according to Metro-North Railroad.
All of Boston is currently in lock-down as police search for a second suspect in the Monday Boston Marathon explosions that killed three people and injured 176.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev escaped Thursday night, and the second suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev brother of the first, was killed in a shootout with police in Massachusetts Thursday night.
Earlier this morning morning, State Police in Connecticut were also scanning highways for the gray Honda CRV the suspect was believed to be driving. But the vehicle was later recovered in Boston, according to an update from State Police.
Marron said the police department met the train at the Darien Police Station along with the MTA’s emergency services and bomb sniffing dogs.
The police located the alleged suspicious person and the person “checked out.” The train was swept by the dogs and the police and was released to continue on about five minutes ago, Marron said.
There was additional police activity at the South Norwalk train station Friday morning but the two incidents were unrelated. Reports say police searching trains and highways related to the manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombing .
Connecticut State Police earlier this morning issued an alert and description for a car the suspect may be driving, but the vehicle was later recovered in Boston.